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Animal Path: The first, I think, was one of the Six Paths of Pain because he fought The second Animal Path was after Jiraiya's death and she didn't meet him. Does the six paths in Naruto Shippuden relate to anything in real life? coincidence, all the Six Paths of Pain are bodies of people that Jiraiya has met before. "In Attendance, the Six Paths of Pain " (ペイン六道、見参, Pein Rikudō, Kenzan) is episode of the Naruto: Shippūden anime. hence why the earlier Animal Path had only summoned creatures to fight Jiraiya instead of using actual jutsu.
This also comes from the religion perception: Yama is the lord of Justice, the King of Hell, he puts living beings after death for appropriate punishment, for example, in boiling oil, if you lie to him, he will rip out your tongue. After the period of punishment is complete, they are reborn on earth in human or animal bodies.
This person had failed to cultivate the land for his family due to his participation in war. And as it is mentioned below in the wiki: In Buddhism, the Preta realm also known as the Hungry Ghost realm is a reincarnation based on strong possessiveness and desire which were cultivated in a previous life or lives.
In Attendance, the Six Paths of Pain
So it only makes sense for him to be that path. This shinobi believed that all he could do to try and achieve peace was to teach the next generation to survive the battles with other ninja until it came. In Buddhism, the Human realm it is widely believed that is the form of rebirth most likely to attain enlightenment, due to both the availability of information and teachers, and the ability to reason without falling victim to the obsessive aggression or carnal delights inherited by the higher planes.
So that's how it makes sense, because he wanted to teach. Also, there is only one connection to this path: Nagato implants their black receivers all over their bodies as body piercings.
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Each of the Six Paths of Pain can be used to perform any technique that Nagato himself is capable of, however, he limits each body to one branch of the Six Paths Techniquesthe exception being Yahiko's body the Deva Path through which he performs a number of miscellaneous jutsu; the King of Hell and the creatures summoned by the Animal Path are part of his shared vision.
Nagato refers to each body by the Path it embodies and has them serve specific purposes, be it offensive or defensive, reconnaissance or repair. Each of the Paths has its own importance in a fight — the Naraka Path 's ability to restore all the other Paths making it the most valuable — and therefore, Nagato will sacrifice other Paths to protect those further up the hierarchy.
Because of his lack of mobility, Nagato requires a great deal of preparation time to use his Six Paths of Pain, especially when moving outside his usual residence in Amegakure.
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Some of the Six Paths Techniques are very chakra-taxing, and in order to use them Nagato must either bring the respective body closer to his position  or alternatively cut off control of the other five Paths and focus all of his chakra into the one. The room where the bodies are kept. When not in use, Nagato stores the bodies in a hidden chamber within Amegakure's tallest tower.
Within the room are six "pods", in which the bodies rested; each pod is connected to the wall via pipes or wires and has a sliding cover that appears to feature the symbol of Amegakure, which conceals the face of the inactive body. The pods are also numbered from one through six using daiji characters and are ordered counter-clockwise around the room with a numbering scheme that corresponds with the ordering of the six Buddhist Paths of Reincarnation:Pain vs Utakata, Six paths of pain, Naruto Shippuden English subbed